Category : France

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 2-8 September

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Journalists attacked by police and protesters during French labour reform bill demonstrations

In almost four months covering protests against France's labour reform bill, a number of journalists in the country have faced intimidation, detention and injury

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 16-23 June

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

#IndexAwards2016: Good Chance Theatre gives refugees a place to be heard

Surrounded by a jungle of tents and mud, the Good Chance Theatre was set up last year by British playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson

European democracies fail to live up to their own standards on freedom of the press

Freedom of the press has always been a pretty reliable litmus test for the state of any democracy. However, as Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project shows

T0ad: “Pornography is the sacred veil covering the plain (non-sexual) body”

All over the world there are taboos that stop things being discussed, when a discussion might make people aware of a problem and sometimes

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

Threats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

Was the #BrusselsLockdown just the latest in a series of Belgian media violations?

Following the murderous barbarism in France last month, a state of alert was subsequently declared in Belgium amid concerns that a "Paris-style" attack

France’s state of emergency poses threat to press freedom

Index's Mapping Media Freedom correspondent Valeria Costa-Kostritsky looks at how emergency powers enacted to combat terrorism in France also pose dangers to a free press

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

This week prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months over a tweet

Opinions are protected by the right to freedom of expression

The arrest of French comedian Dieudonné today appears to be connected to a Facebook comment he posted after Sunday’s march in Paris in which he said he felt he “finally returned home… I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” – remarks that have been interpreted as condoning the action of one of the terrorists involved in the killings of 17 people […]